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Elderly man rescued from Doncaster house fire

An elderly man has been rescued from a fire at his home in Doncaster.

Firefighters rescue elderly man from house fire Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Three fire engines from Doncaster, Adwick and Dearne were called to the blaze at 6.30am this morning.

The detached bungalow on Stonehill Rise was well alight when crews arrived. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the house and rescued the man.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.


Doncaster police hunt armed robber

An investigation is underway after an armed robbery at a petrol station near Doncaster.

Investigation after armed robber at Thorne petrol station Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It happened around 3.25pm on Monday March 21, when a masked man entered a petrol station in Selby Road in Thorne and threatened staff with what is believed to be a metal bar. He escaped with cash.

He was wearing dark jogging bottoms and a black jacket with a dark hooded top underneath.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

First World War medal stolen in Doncaster robbery

Police are appealing for information after thieves broke into a house in Doncaster and stole a First World War medal.

The incident happened during the day when offenders smashed a window in the back door of a house in Lister Avenue, Balby.

The WW1 Royal Flying Corps victory medal was of huge sentimental value as it belonged to the victim's father.

The medal has a blue and yellow ribbon and a service number on the edge, 11720.

Jewellery, including a silver chain and a silver engagement ring in the shape of a flower, was also stolen.

Lambs shot dead at Doncaster farm

Eight lambs have died after being shot at a farm in Doncaster.

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Police are investigating after the incident at Stoupers Gate farm, near Hatfield, overnight Monday.

Six lambs were found dead by the farmer on Tuesday morning. Two others had to be put down.

Chief Inspector Adrian Brown said: “This incident has shocked the farming community and has caused a significant amount of distress to the farmer.

“This act of violence is concerning and it’s vitally important we identify the person or people responsible for this incident.

“If you saw anything suspicious, or have any information that could help us find out who did this, we need to hear from you.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.


Appeal for witnesses over male rape allegation

Police are investigating the alleged rape of a man as he walked through an alleyway in Doncaster.

Alleyway attack

It is alleged that the man, in his 40s, was assaulted by two men, then raped by one of them, as he walked through the alleway leading from Ashcourt Drive to Fulwood Drive in the early hours of yesterday.

The two men, said to be strangers to the victim, are about 5ft 9ins tall and were both wearing denim jeans. One of the suspects is also described as wearing a grey jacket.

I would like to reassure residents that this investigation is being treated as an absolute priority and the victim is currently receiving support by specially trained officers. A thorough investigation into this matter is now underway and we will be reviewing CCTV footage of the area. I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time or who saw anyone acting suspiciously to come forward and speak to police.

– Detective Sergeant Peter S

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 16 of 21 March 2016 - or to pass on information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Two men wanted after firearm found in Doncaster

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a firearm was found in an abandoned car in Doncaster.

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Police were in pursuit of a black Seat Ibiza on Sunday 20th March when the car was abandoned.

The car was travelling along Schofield and was stopped on Catherine Street where two men were seen fleeing the scene.

The vehicle and the contents are being forensically examined and both men remain at large.

11-year-old boy sexually assualted in Doncaster

Police are appealing for information after an 11-year-old boy was sexually assaulted in Doncaster.

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The incident happened on Thursday 17th march when the victim was playing with a group of friends on the Town Field Recreation Ground.

The 11-year-old was approached by two men who had been playing basketball nearby. One of the suspects is said to have become abusive towards the victim before sexually assaulting him.

The two men then ran from the area towards Leger Way.

The alleged offender is described as white, in his 20's, about 6ft tall with short brown hair and is said to have spoken with a foreign accent. He is believed to have been wearing a black basketball vest with dark jeans. The second man is described wearing a high-visibility jacket.

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